Friday, July 24, 2009

Maneesha Panchakam - Part 6 of 8

Dear Friends,
My greetings to you all. We have seen second slokam of the Five Jewels of Maneesha Panchakam in our previous post of Part 5 of 8. Now, we will see the third of these 5 important slokas. These are recited extempore by the learned man in reply to Lord Shiva.

The THIRD one is as follows:

శశ్వన్నశ్వరమేవ విశ్వమఖిలం నిశ్చిత్య వాచాగురోః

నిత్యం బ్రహ్మ నిరన్తరం విమృశతా నిర్వ్యాజ శాంతాత్మనా,

భూతం భావి చ దుష్కృతం ప్రదహతా సంవిన్మయే పావకే

ప్రారబ్ధాయ సమర్పితం స్వవపురిత్యేషా మనీషా మమ.


शश्वन्नश्वरमेव विश्वमखिलं निश्चित्य वाचागुरोरः

नित्यं ब्रह्म निरन्तरं विमृशता निर्व्याज शान्तात्मना,

भूतं भावि च दुष्कृतं प्रदहता संविन्मये पावके

प्रारब्धाय समर्पितं स्ववपुरित्येषा मनीषा मम ॥

saswan naswaramaeva viswam akhilam nischitya vaachaa guroh

nityam brahma nirantaram vimrisataa nirwyaaja saanta atmanaa,

bhootam bhaavi cha dushkritam pradahataa samvinmayae paavakae

praarabdhaaya samarpitam swavapur ityaeshaa maneeshaa mama.

The word meaning is as follows

Viswam akhilam = This entire universe
saswat yaeva = apparently continuing,
naswaram = is perishable and impermanent
nischitya = as per the decisive
Guror vaacha = proclamation of the Lord.
Brahma = The Brahman is (indeed)
nityam = permanent and everlasting and
nirantaram = is undifferentiated and peerless,
vimrusataa = (if one) analyzed carefully with
nirvyaaja = an untainted, unaffected,
santa atmanaa = peaceful and tranquil intelligence.
swa vapur = Our physical (differences in) bodies,
samarpitam = are the products of
prarabdaaya = the imprints of all our previous
dushkritam = sinful deeds - those
bhootam = pertaining to the past
bhaavi cha = and to future (and present too).
yaesha = The one who
pradahdataa = perfectly reduces them to ashes
pavakae = in the flaming fire (of knowledge)
sam vinmayae = is the one of best understanding.
Iti = This
maneesha mama = is my firm conviction.


The Purport or Bhaava

This entire universe, apparently continuing, is perishable and impermanent as per the decisive proclamation of the Lord. The Brahman, indeed, is permanent, everlasting and is undifferentiated and peerless, if one analyzed carefully with an untainted, unaffected, peaceful and tranquil intelligence. The differences in our physical bodies are the products of imprints of all our previous sinful/good deeds, pertaining to the past, present and future. The one who perfectly reduces these imprints to ashes in the flaming fire of knowledge is the best informed. This is my perfect conviction.

Please see the short video narration at the end,
That is all for now, Bye till next post,

Dr Sarma

video